Thanks. We had a doozy of a day today. My sister and I sat down with Mom and I told her exactly how I felt. She glared at me the whole time and after I said my peace I asked her what she thought about what I said. She turned to my sister and said something completely off topic. She ignored what I said.
Basicly what I told her was that she didn't act very nice towards me. She only liked it when people tell her what she wants to hear but that isn't always to her best interests. She has several friends that always tell her the things she wants to hear but part of the reason she is in the financial bind she is today is because of those friends. They don't have her best interests at heart.
So even though she doesn't like me very much and resents what I am doing to get her back on her feet financially, I am going to do it anyway. If she took a look historically at the decisions I have made in her behalf, she would see that I have never steered her wrong. I always did what would help her the most. In the past she didn't treat me very well and would say desparaging things about me to her friends. Well I wasn't going to let that stop me this time from doing the right thing. In spite of her anger and hatred towards me I was going to stand firm. I was going to continue to make the hard decisions and wasn't going to let her undermine herself.
Afterwards my Mom just got up and left the room. My sister turned to me with tears in her eyes and thanked me.
Sheesh, what happend to the good ole days when parents were sane and made good decisions for themselves and us. It's kinda scary.